Archive for November, 2012

DEMON LUNG: Signs To Candlelight

Candlelight Records today confirms the worldwide signing of Demon Lung. The Las Vegas-based quartet, featuring guitarist Phil Burns, bassist Patrick Warren, drummer Jeremy Brenton, and vocalist Shanda Fredrick, is scheduled to begin recording of their full-length debut at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, High on Fire, Eyehategod) in the coming weeks. It is anticipated for a Spring 2013 release date.

Metal Hammer called the band’s self-released 4-song demo Pareidolia, “earthy yet horror-themed doom metal a la Candlemass with an Acrimony groove.” The magazine calls Fredrick a “wild-eyed, satanic songstress.” Popular music and film site Ave Noctum notes, “Demon Lung has a deft touch and solid sound. Their music is clearly from the soul. Fair to say they are a welcomed addition to the ranks of the doomed.” Teeth of the Divine adds, “Fredrick has the requisite sultry pipes that keep a steady, hazy tone. She has a deep, bluesy voice that fits the languid music perfectly.”

The band comments, “we are very honored to join the Candlelight roster. To be included among such talented artists is very humbling, and we thank the great people at Candlelight for giving us the opportunity.”

Demon Lung has shared the stage alongside Pentagram, High on Fire, Jucifer, Witch Mountain, and Castle and will resume performing once recording has been completed.

A video for the song “Lament Code’ is available to via at THIS LOCATION. The clip was directed by Dustin Mills, the mastermind behind The Puppet Monster Massacre.

 

KHORS: Ukrainian Black Metal Heathens Issue New Video

Ukrainian black metal heathens Khors recently unleashed a video for “The Last Leaves.” Shot live at the Metal Heads’ Mission Festival this past August in Crimea, Ukraine, the track comes off the band’s Wisdom Of Centuries full-length issued via Candlelight Records’ Cult Series earlier this Fall.

View the clip at THIS LOCATION.

Khors features former members of Hate Forest, Tessaract, and Drudkh. Their fifth full-length Wisdom Of Centuries is enhanced by the use of various ethnic instruments, is the first performed in the band’s native tongue and continues to reap the praise of critics domestically and abroad. Comments MetalSucks in a 4/5 review: “Wisdom Of Centuries is full of charred vocals, tremolo-picked minor chords, and drums comfortably volleying between Celtic Frost strides and traditional black metal blasts. It’s the quiet moments…that are the most evocative: while many of their peers are content with downshifting into folk or unintentionally-‘80s keyboard symphonies, Khors drape warm layers of synths over their frosty dervish. The pair of instrumentals in the middle of the album work as a fine palate-cleanser, relying on Wagnerian brass and Deftones-esque drumming in equal parts to relieve and build tension. It’s not the most innovative black metal album, but the tweaks that are implemented work beautifully.” Blistering.com notes, “Khors is steadily becoming a force in the atmospheric black metal scene,” Popdose commends the band’s “atmospheric brand of black metal that has progressed from rawness, to precision and darkness over time. They’ve always used keyboards giving their music somewhat of a psychedelic sound and even prog-ish at times though with this new album they enhance their sound better than on any other disc,” while Decibel champions Khors’ “tasteful keyboard usage and traditional folkie instrumentation.”

 

VISION OF DISORDER: Drop New Video Via Noisey/Vice; Hurricane Relief Show Nears

Long Island hardcore pioneers Vision Of Disorder have just released their newly-completed official video for the pummeling track “Hard Times.” The fourth anthem from their lauded, fourth full-length The Cursed Remain Cursed, VOD enlisted the expertise of Tom J. Cronin to direct and construct the high-paced visual depiction of the song, filmed live at two vicious gigs in London and Manchester just days before the release of The Cursed Remain Cursed this past September.

Crowd-walk, stagedive and jaw-punch your way through “Hard Times” via Noisey, VICE Magazine’s music channel, RIGHT HERE.

We are also now just days away from “Picking Up Change: Hardcore For Hurricane Relief.” After witnessing the devastation brought on by Hurricane Sandy on October 29th, the band immediately reorganized their headlining show in Brooklyn this Saturday, November 24th to benefit victims of Sandy’s wrath across the region. An event coordinated by Vision Of Disorder alongside Candlelight Records, Earsplit PR and Metal Insider, officially, 100% of the ticket proceeds from VOD as well as supporting acts Yuppicide, Swarm of Arrows and Primitive Weapons will be donated to the Red Cross to aid residents whose lives were impacted by the storm. Show attendees are invited to bring supplies — nonperishable food, batteries, toilet paper, etc. — for area shelters and food banks, as donation bins will be posted outside of the venue. Supplies to aid pets and animals displaced by the storm will be donated to Last Resort Animal Rescue in New Jersey.

Those not in the area for this event who wish to help can make donations directly to the Red Cross via the Picking Up Change Firstgiving.

Picking Up Change: Hardcore For Hurricane Relief

  • 11/24/2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
  • w/ Vision Of Disorder, Primitive Weapons, Yuppicide, Swarm of Arrows

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“…they still do it so fucking well… they’ve now figured how to meld hulking hooks with their blistering, angular riffs. And Tim Williams’ long-revered vocal innovations are as impressive as ever.” – Decibel

“Credit V.O.D. for taking such a long hiatus and coming back just as sharp and pissed-off as anyone could hope. The Cursed Remain Cursed marks a rock-solid return for the seminal metalcore act, and is a smart, sinister contribution to this year’s field of extreme music.” – Lambgoat

“…a welcome return… 4/5” – Revolver

“… the effort more than lives up to the high bar the band have previously set. Truly Vision Of Disorder‘s long-awaited return sees them emerging even more fearsome. 4/5″ – The PRP

“…a criminally undervalued band… their first studio album since 2001, is the latest evidence of how great the band is. 4.5/5″ – About.com

“…VOD completely embody what metalcore is all about, yet totally redefine it as well. 4.5/5″ – The New Review

 

VISION OF DISORDER: Brooklyn Headlining Show Now A Red Cross Benefit For Hurricane Sandy Victims

Today Vision Of Disorder confirms that all the proceeds from their upcoming headlining concert in Brooklyn later this month will be donated to the Red Cross, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

What was simply a headlining show for the band has now been dubbed “Picking Up Change: Hardcore For Hurricane Relief.” Vision Of Disorder initiated this act of support to their community after witnessing the catastrophic demolition across the New York metropolitan area and beyond as Sandy surged through our region on October 29th. VOD, as well as the other bands performing at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 24th, will contribute donations to the Red Cross to help aid the decimated areas and many displaced local residents throughout the Northeast as the season grows colder.

In a collective statement the members of VOD had this to say: “Our hearts go out to those severely affected by this tragic incident. Being from Long Island, Hurricane Sandy has (quite literally) hit home for us. The music scene in Long Island, The New York metro area and New Jersey have been so supportive to VOD over the years that we felt donating the proceeds from the Brooklyn show was a no-brainer. We are proud to announce that the opening acts (Primitive Weapons, Yuppicide, Swarm of Arrows) have also agreed to donate their proceeds. We hope that this small gesture can add to the ongoing efforts and help rebuild these traumatized areas. We look forward to seeing you all on Nov 24th to support this cause.”

In addition to the funds generated by Vision Of Disorder, Yuppicide, Primitive Weapons and Swarm of Arrows at “Picking Up Change: Hardcore For Hurricane Relief” going directly to the Red Cross, show attendees are invited to bring supplies—canned/nonperishable food, batteries, toilet paper, etc.—for area shelters and food banks, as donation bins will be posted outside of the venue. Supplies to aid pets and animals displaced by the storm are also acceptable and will be donated to Last Resort Animal Rescue in New Jersey.

The members of Vision Of Disorder, in an alliance with Candlelight Records, Earsplit PR, Metal Insider, The Music Hall of Williamsburg and all parties involved with this event, are reaching out to all area hardcore and metal fans to join them on November 24th, not only to take part in what is sure to be a high-action live show, but more importantly to help contribute to this imperative objective of getting the displaced families and businesses back on their feet. Doors open at 7:30pm.

Full ticket info for this event can be found RIGHT HERE.

Picking Up Change: Hardcore For Hurricane Relief

  • 11/24/2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
  • w/ Vision Of Disorder, Primitive Weapons, Yuppicide, Swarm of Arrows

Those not in the area for this event who wish to help can make donations directly to the Red Cross via the Picking Up Change Firstgiving link.

NYC-based icons Vision Of Disorder released The Cursed Remain Cursed—their first album in over a decade—via Candlelight Records in September. Inarguably one of the most dynamic and cleverly destructive releases in VOD’s twenty year history, the critically-acclaimed album surges with over forty minutes of brand new material, produced by Will Putney (Shadows Fall, Suicide Silence) and mixed by Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Social Distortion).

 

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Release Eye For An Eye Reissue; North American Tour Kicks Off Tonight In Pittsburgh

Today North Carolina crossover instigators Corrosion Of Conformity release their legendary Eye For An Eye full-length to North American fans via Candlelight Records. Originally issued in 1984, the special reissue has been remastered and includes the Six Songs With Mike Singing EP, both of which have been long out of print. A deluxe digibook edition of the album, limited to 1000 for North America, will be available at limited retailers and via Candlelight’s official webstore.

Eye For An Eye is streaming in its entirety for a limited time via BrooklyVegan. Check it out at THIS LOCATION.

Coinciding with the release, Corrosion Of Conformity today kick off a string of dates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Altar Bar. Presented by Scion A/V, the tour includes support from a host of esteemed ear-bleeders including Zoroaster, ASG, Royal Thunder, YOB, and Saviours. Additionally, the band will play a string of special shows with High On Fire, Goatwhore and LoPan on select dates as well as a special Power Of The Riff presents event featuring COC, High on Fire, Sunn O))), Black Breath, Dead In The Dirt, Loincloth, Void Of Voices. See full itinerary below.

CORROSION OF CONFOMRITY Fall/Winter Tour 2012:

  • 11/06/2012 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Zoroaster, Royal Thunder
  • 11/07/2012 Kingdom – Richmond, VA w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/08/2012 North Star – Philadelphia, PA w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/09/2012 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/10/2012 El ‘N’ Gee – New London, CT w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/11/2012 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/13/2012 Fitzy’s – Kingston, ON
  • 11/14/2012 Corktown Pub – Hamilton, ON w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/15/2012 London Music Hall – London, ON w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/16/2012 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI w/ Skeletonwitch, Red Fang, Black Tusk, Havok, Mutilation Rites, Indian Handcrafts
  • 11/17/2012 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL w/ Zoroaster, Royal Thunder
  • 11/18/2012 Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY w/ Zoroaster, Royal Thunder
  • 12/11/2012 The Biltmore – Vancouver, BC w/ Saviours
  • 12/12/2012 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA w/ YOB, Saviours
  • 12/13/2012 Dante’s – Portland, OR w/ YOB, Saviours
  • 12/14/2012 Oak Street Speakeasy – Eugene, OR w/ YOB, Saviours
  • 12/15/2012 Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA w/ YOB, Saviours
  • 12/16/2012 Uptown Theater – Oakland,CA w/ Saviours
  • 12/18/2012 Catalyst – Santa Cruz,CA w/ High on Fire, Goatwhore, LoPan
  • 12/19/2012 The Brickhouse – San Diego, CA w/High on Fire, Goatwhore, LoPan
  • 12/20/2012 Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA w/High on Fire, Sunn O))), Black Breath, Dead In The Dirt, Loincloth, Void Of Voices
  • 12/21/2012 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA w/ High on Fire, Goatwhore, LoPan

Formed in Raleigh in 1982, Corrosion Of Conformity quickly transformed heavy music. Politically charged and socially aware, the band has influenced countless others and today remains humble about their accomplishments. With over 1.1 million albums sold in the United States, the band continues to find new fans via nonstop touring.